I've been passing this page spread since I made it and it still didn't seem "right" to me. There was something that I just didn't like so after a month of not liking it, I knew it was time to alter my collage. In a previous blog I wrote about the creative process-how your project … Continue reading When do you know it’s time to alter your collage?
I use Vaseline as a resist on my canvases and it works for your altered book pages too!! A resist is something that prevents your paint from sticking to the surface you're using. Start by collaging some magazine photos on your page. I used the slick pages so the Vaseline will wipe off easily. Use … Continue reading Vaseline in Your Altered Book!
This is how my inner critic makes me feel - tired to the bone & dark, little & dirty. I should say "how it made me feel" after I discovered the secrets to calming my inner critic. Ready? Ok, here it is - get to know it and understand how it was born. The way … Continue reading Secrets to Calming Your Inner Critic
As you meditate and start discovering some of your different parts you'll find there are powerful pieces shoved in a corner. You will probably feel uncomfortable with some parts of you that need your attention. This is a great time to honor all your parts in your altered book. In the Shaman tradition, it's believed … Continue reading Honor all Your Parts in Your Altered Book
Meditation is a very valuable skill that takes practice. You learn a lot by getting quiet. Meditation can help you talk with your parts! When you start to meditate, your brain starts too & it goes in all sorts of weird directions. The more you meditate the calmer your mind gets, but don't ever expect … Continue reading How Meditation can Help You Talk with Your Parts
There are a lot of "how to" doodle books out there right now and they are great help to get you started. One thing to ALWAYS remember is to not compare your doodles with anyone else's. Remind yourself that this is your time and your expression of the creative song in your heart. Doodling YOUR … Continue reading Doodling Your Way – That’s the “Right” Way
I am not minimizing the agonizing diagnosis of schizophrenia but I am saying is that no one tell you about all the voices in our head and which ones to listen to. Essentially we all have a society built case of schizophrenia. We are taught to turn our backs on those authentic parts of us … Continue reading What No One Tells You – We’re all Schizophrenic-ish
February is the "love" month so what better way to celebrate is committing to a practice of self-compassion and self-love? This month my blogs will be about what I think the essential steps we need to take toward the practice of loving ourselves. The first step I took was understanding that I am made up … Continue reading Essential Steps Toward the Practice of Loving Yourself
During the last week of the month in our year of creative discovery, take time for reflection. Look back on the pages you did during the month - what are they saying to you? Your art is in the doing and the conversation you have with it. Art comes from the way down deep inside … Continue reading Take Time for Reflection
Happy cold January everyone! I don't mind the cold because I stay in and do art and I feel very blessed that I am able to do that. Here are my pages that I'm working on: I used the self-care wheel for the 8 areas of my life that I need to nurture for the … Continue reading My Pages that I’m Working On in January